Maxillaria valleculata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by Alcantara, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Striate Furrowed Maxillaria [Refers to the upper leaf surface]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane cloud forests at elevations around 2010 meters as a small sized, cold growing, ascending terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid-ellipsoid, complanate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several foliaceous bracts with the lowermost quickly deciduous and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obliquely acute to obtuse, striate furrowed above, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on up to 12 per pseudobulb, basal, erect, enveloped by 6 to 7 imbricate, lightly inflated bracts, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying campanulate flowers with muddy rose on the back, the distal half of the front tannish yellow and the proximal half pale rose tepals, the petals with brighter yellow tips, the lip yellow basally, cream yellow in the center, the lateral lobes with 2 to 3 pale rose stripes and brownish orange apices, the mid lobe muddy rose with a dark yellow apex, the callus yellow with aa orangish rose apex, the column off white ventrally tinged with pale rose in the center.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 711 Bennett & christenson 2001 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014